Conviction warrant issued against BNP's Tarique Rahman

Conviction warrant issued against BNP’s Tarique Rahman


The Third Special Judge Court of Dhaka on Monday issued conviction warrant against BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman in a case filed for money laundering.Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of the court passed the order yesterday (Monday).
The warrant order was sent to Dhaka Cantonment Police Station in the city through the DC (Prosecution) of the court.
On July 21 the High Court (HC) sentenced Tarique Rahman seven-year’s imprisonment in a case, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) filed against him.
Besides, the court fined the BNP leader Tk 20-crore for committing the offence of money-laundering.
An HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Amir Hossain pronounced the verdict in response to the ACC appeal against the lower court verdict that had earlier acquitted Tarique Rahman. The bench also directed the lower court to issue arrest warrant against fugitive Tarique Rahman.
Besides, the court, in the same order, upheld seven year imprisonment awarded to Gias Uddin Al Mamun, known to be a friend of Tarique Rahman, in the same case. However, the apex court, verdict decreased the amount of fine from Tk 40-crore to Tk 20-crore. The court dismissed the appeal plea of Gias Uddin Al Mamun seeking release from prison.  – Special Correspondent


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